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OC Tech program preparing first responders in Orangeburg County
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — As the need for more emergency medical services (EMS) workers continues across the country, a program in Orangeburg County aims to help fulfill the need on a local level.
The Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OC Tech) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is helping prepare the next generation of first responders in Orangeburg County.
“We need to have a steady stream of employees that are entering the workforce to be able to serve the community,” said Dean of Healthcare Preparation and Workforce Stefanie Brown.
She said this is a need especially apparent in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.
“We have high rates of hypertension, diabetes in this area and we need to get our folks out in rural areas to care as quickly as we can,” said Brown.
From communication to medical terminology and physiology, students will learn all the basics of how to be an EMT under the instruction of experienced EMS workers in the Midlands while working in the field as drivers with Orangeburg County EMS.
At the end of the apprenticeship, they will have the skills they need to become certified medical technicians.
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